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10 Weirdest Super Bowl 53 Props – SpongeBob, Streakers & More Bizarre Bets

Matt McEwan

by Matt McEwan in NFL Football

Jan 28, 2019 · 6:25 PM PST

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, dressed up for the Super Bowl
Super Bowl 53, being played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the biggest betting day of the year. Photo from @ajc on (Twitter)

The Super Bowl is the biggest betting spectacle of the year. Billions of dollars will be wagered on February 3rd, 2019 (Super Bowl Sunday).

Most of that money will be laid on simpler bets like who will win the game and who will cover the spread. But this is the Super Bowl. And more than any other year, online sports betting sites are really making it seem like you can wager on anything in Super Bowl 53.

Don’t believe me? Have a look at these ten extremely bizarre props that have been made available.

1) Who Tackles Streakers?

If Streaker During Game Who Touches/Tackles First Odds
Security +200
Player +175
Coach +500
Ref +300
Other +400

Betting on sacks and total tackles for individual players is pretty common for the Super Bowl.

And even betting on whether there will be a streaker during the game isn’t that weird – oddsmakers are offering +2000 for YES on that one. But who will touch/tackle the streaker first is the weirdest Super Bowl prop I have ever seen.

(Skip over the first 90 seconds of the video below if you don’t want to see a naked man dancing.)

Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham made a name for himself by blowing up the Super Bowl 38 streaker. But that was a time when the Patriots weren’t so robotic and disciplined in their actions.

Give me Security for +200.

2) SpongeBob SquarePants Protest

SpongeBob in Super Bowl HT Show to Kneel in Protest Odds
Yes +3000
No -20000

We had originally dubbed this one The Weirdest Super Bowl 53 Prop, but I personally think tackling streakers takes the cake. Betting on a pants-wearing, talking sponge to not only make an appearance at the Halftime Show, headlined by Maroon 5, but also protest the mistreatment of African-Americans in the country is a very close second.

Oddsmakers originally had odds that SpongeBob would be included in the halftime show, offering +465 for YES, but they’ve taken that down now that it seems the iconic television character will actually be a part of the show.

You can bet I’ll be rooting for that sponge to drop to a knee on Sunday.

3) Tiger Woods & The Super Bowl?

Tiger Woods to be Mentioned During Live Broadcast Odds
Yes +400
No -700

This one isn’t exactly as out there as the first two, but I actually am struggling more here to make a connection than the previous ones.

I like to consider myself a pretty big football fan. I’m even becoming a casual golf fan thanks to the great picks Hound Dog Harrison is laying down for us here at SBD. Yet, I have no idea why Tiger Woods would ever be mentioned during the 2019 Super Bowl.

Have I missed something? (I’ll take the NO.)

4) Cheering on the Chain Crew

Official First Down Measurements Odds
Over 1.5 +150
Under 1.5 -200

I have spent more than 20 years avidly watching football. But not once have I ever found myself hoping to see the chain crew come on the field and measure to see if the offense gained the necessary yardage for a first down.

I guess there’s a first for everything. Sign me up for the OVER.

5) Romostradamus

Will “Romostradamus” Be Said During Live Broadcast? Odds
Yes +300
No -500

Full disclosure, I had to Google this one.

Nostradamus was a French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer. He is best known, though, for his book Les Propheties, which was a collection of predictions on future events.

I bet you didn’t think you’d be mixing astrologists with the Super Bowl. I’ll be betting CBS will avoid it.

6) Halftime Performer Down

Will Any Performers Fall Down? Odds
Yes +500
No -900

Now you’ll know when your sister’s degenerate boyfriend is screaming for one of the halftime performers to fall, he’s not just a twisted jerk. Johnny-D-Bag is actually hoping for a 5-1 payout.

I’m going to go the other way here. Not just so I can avoid being labeled a D-Bag, but I’d expect that stage to be pretty dry under the retractable roof at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

7) Here We Go!

Tony Romo Says “Here We Go” Odds
Over 2.5 +150
Under 2.5 -200

This seems like the kind of thing you’d see as a rule on a drinking game, not a prop made available by a very reputable online sports betting site.

I guess there’s nothing saying it can’t be both!

I’m expecting a tight game on Sunday, so I’ll side with the OVER.

8) Billy McFarland Counterfeit Tickets

Will Billy McFarland be caught selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl? Odds
Yes +2500
No -10000

Don’t remember who Billy McFarland is? He’s the scumbag who set up the Fyre Festival in 2017, which was found to be fake after many who had already bought tickets began showing up in the Bahamas.

He’s back in the news because Hulu and Netflix each just released a documentary on it earlier this month.

It’s not going to pay me much. But I’m siding with NO.

9) Hold That Note

Length of Time of “Brave” Odds
Over 4.5 seconds -130
Under 4.5 seconds -110

We’ve all been betting on the length of the National Anthem performed before kickoff of the Super Bowl for years. But did you know you could bet on how long Gladys Knight will hold that final note for?

You’ll never pay more attention to a National Anthem performance than this Sunday when you join me in taking the OVER.

10) Mark Wahlberg Leaves Early (Again)

Will Mark Wahlberg attend the game and leave early? Odds
Yes +550
No -1000

In case you didn’t remember, die-hard Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg left Super Bowl 51 early and missed New England’s epic comeback.

It’s not out totally bizarre to be able to bet on celebrities attending the Super Bowl. It is new to me, though, to be able to bet on them leaving early.

I’m betting Marky Mark learned his lesson.

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